Two Blue Hill Residents Considered Finalists for Hero Award
Sen. Mike Johanns has announced that Phil Petr and Ron Meyer of Blue
Hill have been selected as finalists for the national Citizen Service Before
Last December, Johanns nominated the duo for the award for their
bravery rescuing five children from a burning bus in rural Webster County.
The award recipients will be announced March 11.
will never forget the tragic losses that day in Blue Hill, but I'm very pleased
to also recognize the courage and bravery of the citizen heroes who responded
without training and without hesitation," Johanns said. "Although we are
grateful to all first responders, we are mindful that children's lives were
saved because of the heroism shown by Ron and Phil who simply happened upon the
scene of the crash. They set a shining example of what it means to put
others first and I hope this recognition serves as a small token of the immense
gratitude felt by the community and our state."
year, the Citizen Service Before Self award honors Americans for their extraordinary
acts of bravery and heroism. To be considered for the award, nominees must have
made a difference in the lives of others through a singular extraordinary act
of heroism or continued commitment to putting others first. The four award recipients will be honored on March 25, in conjunction with National Medal of Honor